Q: I seem to get sick every winter; I am really concerned this year. How can I tell if it’s a cold, the flu, or COVID? A: You have good reason to be concerned because the symptoms for all three—and even allergies—are very similar. There are, however, some differences. The symptoms of COVID and the […]
During our current pandemic, we’ve all learned to go without many things that enhance our lives. One thing we should never do without, however, is healthcare. Unfortunately, due to fears of catching the coronavirus, many continue to opt out of receiving the medical care they need. Dr. Natalie Shum of West Hills Medical Center believes […]
When the gyms shut down, I knew I had to do something to keep myself sane since I was used to cardio at the gym. Those endorphins are pretty addictive and make you feel great. So, to keep myself mentally healthy, I forced myself to get out and walk. I was a little bored by […]
A Mother Daughter Odyssey Topanga author, healer, and mother Anna Penenberg spends her days writing, hiking, gardening, reading, dancing, and practicing Kundalini Yoga. It wasn’t always so. Her daughter Dana contracted a mysterious disease as a teenager that turned their world upside down. After entering the labyrinth in search of healing, they would eventually learn […]
8th Annual High School Essay Contest winners expressed their cancer experiences through writing. Living with cancer or having a loved one with cancer can be an enormous challenge and these teens express their feelings through writing.
QWhat vitamins and supplements can I take to boost my
immune system to help prevent or fight off COVID-19?
AThere are many vitamins and supplements available
to increase your immune system, fight off the common
cold, or shorten the duration of the flu. There simply have
not been any large, controlled studies on supplement and vitamin
use in COVID-19. That being said, the following vitamins and
supplements have been theorized and used in patients.
Vitamin C – It has many beneficial properties—such as reducing
free radicals and inflammation—and can be taken preventatively
and at increased doses with the onset of symptoms.
Adolescence is a tumultuous time defined by physical, mental, and emotional change. It is also the peak time for development of an eating disorder. Families need to be aware of thoughts and behaviors that could signal the existence of an eating disorder in their teen. Estimates are that about 4% of adolescents between the ages […]
Helping Patients with Chronic Sinusitis, Congestion, and Nasal Obstruction This year, since many of us are home, we go outside as much as we can in the fresh air to walk or simply enjoy the open space. Yet that comes with a price since our allergies have gone crazy. Dr. Alen N. Cohen, MD, FACS, […]
We’re always looking for ways to improve our looks, whether trying to lose inches from our belly or eating the latest superfoods. Now, you can painlessly achieve the looks you crave at Westlake Body Contouring in Agoura Hills. Westlake Body Contouring’s owner, Dr. Dianne Lalena Sandberg, offers state-of-the-art Contour Light low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to […]
Now, more than ever, it’s crucial to find a local pharmacy you can trust. While it may be easier to shop at big box stores or online, the service doesn’t compare to the personalized treatment and quality of Courtyard Pharmacy. Founder and Advanced Practice Pharmacist Greta Goldshtein, PharmD, APh, brings more than two decades of […]
Q: How can I tell if my mother is having a stroke? A: Spotting a stroke early is important because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage and other complications. The acronym FAST can help you act FAST to spot a stroke:
Even with sunny days ahead, COVID-19 has put a gloom on many summer plans. Postponed family vacations, cancelled summer camps, or missed playdates– this summer is going to be different. Here are answers to questions about the not-so-normal summer ahead. How can I address my child’s disappointment about cancelled summer plans?Make sure you get your […]